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UK NewsBoris Johnson is being ridiculed after skipping press conference with Luxembourg’s gay prime minister

20:10  16 september  2019
20:10  16 september  2019 Source:   pinknews.co.uk

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The British prime minister has claimed there is still time for a Brexit deal that would allow the UK to Johnson spoke in a recorded clip after skipping a joint press conference with Luxembourg ' s He insisted that although a Brexit deal was 'not in the bag', it was now possible to see the rough shape

Boris Johnson skips press conference with Luxembourg PM amid loud booing by protesters – video. Boris Johnson has been left humiliated after being forced by anti-Brexit protesters to cancel an appearance at a press conference , leaving Luxembourg ’ s prime minister to lecture and

Boris Johnson is being ridiculed after skipping press conference with Luxembourg’s gay prime minister © Provided by PinkNews Media Group

Amid booing protesters, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being slammed after leaving Luxembourg’s gay leader standing alone at a press conference today.

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel lashed out at the British lawmaker for failing to pitch serious alternatives to unlock a route for the UK to depart the European Union on 31 October.

Moreover, Bettel jabbed Johnson for his attempts to blame the bloc for the “nightmare” of Brexit, with the image of him empty-chairing becoming a ready-made meme on Twitter.

What happened?

Downing Street billed the Luxembourg visit as part of efforts to negotiate a neat divorce from the union before an October 17 EU summit.

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Boris Johnson “chickened” out of his own press conference on Monday because of noisy protesters against Brexit, in extraordinary scenes on a visit to Luxembourg . Xavier Bettel, the Luxembourgish leader, went ahead without the British prime minister

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson left a planned joint news conference with Luxembourg ’ s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel that had been set up near noisy anti-Brexit opponents. I think demonstrating is a right in a democracy. And it is important also to be able to exchange and to listen to each other.

But Jonson received a frosty welcome from Luxembourg locals as he walked the cobblestone into the Luxembourg Ministry of State.

A large group of protesters outside the gates in a bear square, some wielding megaphones and placards while others played music.

Many of the less than hundred demonstrators jeered as Johnson shook hands with Bettel while entering the building for a meeting.

Some chanted “tell the truth, stop the coup” as the pair entered.

Boris Johnson is being ridiculed after skipping press conference with Luxembourg’s gay prime minister © Provided by PinkNews Media Group Protestors hold placards as they look on outside the venue for talks between the British Prime Minister and EU Commission president in Luxembourg. (FRANCOIS WALSCHAERTS/AFP/Getty Images)

Johnson had only travelled a few hundred metres from an earlier meeting, but he soon quickly departed.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson canceled an appearance at a press conference in Johnson was due to make a statement alongside the Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, but Later, after meeting Bettel at the government buildings in Luxembourg , Johnson skipped a joint press

He cancelled a scheduled news conference because of the protesters.

Although, he said that “there’s been a lot of work” and “papers have been shared,” according to the BBC. A source later said that Number 10 said aides did request for the conference to be held inside, but this was rejected.

Johnson later said: “I don’t think it would’ve been fair to the prime minister of Luxembourg […] I think our points might’ve been drowned out [by the sound of the protesters].”

The result was the Luxembourg leader standing alone next to an empty podium, behind UK, EU and Luxembourg flags, and in front of a pen of bemused reporters.

Luxembourg PM: “Don’t put the blame on us.”

The leader of the smallest country in Europe then let rip into Johnson, empty-charging him as he stated that the chaos of Brexit negations “would not happen in Luxembourg.”

Moreover, he said that demonstrations are a right in a democracy and called for “certainty” from British lawmakers. Especially as the future of EU migrants living in Britain –including those from Luxembourg – remains unclear.

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The main contention will be that the prime minister ’s action was an abuse of both his powers and of parliamentary sovereignty. Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as British PM meets with Jean-Claude Juncker and Luxembourg ’ s Xavier Bettel.

Luxembourg ' s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel says the EU needs "more than just words" from the UK government if a Brexit deal is to be agreed by the 31 October deadline. Boris Johnson was scheduled to appear alongside Mr Bettel after a meeting in Luxembourg but cancelled after a group of

The premier then added: “Don’t put the blame on us because they don’t know how to get out of this situation. It is not my choice.”

As Johnson left and walked into the square, protesters shouted “Shame on you,” reported Reuters.

In come the memes.

The image of Bettel coyly standing alone, with a wry smile, gesturing towards the empty podium quickly became a template for ridicule online.

Especially as just last weekend, the British leader compared his Brexit approach to that of the Incredible Hulk. Within minutes, the hashtag #IncredibleSulk began to trend as well as a flurry of memes:

Is a deal going to happen?

That’s the million dollar question.

Before leaving Bettel to ride solo, Johnson took time out of his busy schedule to pose on the balcony of the UK ambassador’s residence prior to a meeting between with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncke.

Boris Johnson is being ridiculed after skipping press conference with Luxembourg’s gay prime minister © Provided by PinkNews Media Group European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) poses with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson prior to a meeting at a restaurant. (Francisco Seco – Pool/Getty Images)

The British minister and the president met at Le Boquet Garni – Juncke’s favourite restaurant – dined over pollock, risotto, chanterelle mushrooms and fresh peas, before holding their two-hour-long Brexit summit.

This was the first in-person meeting between the British premier and president, but it was one that ended with no breakthrough in the fraught and cracked chats about how Britain can leave the EU.

Both had made clear their lines of attack in advance of the meeting, with an awareness that consensus is far off amid an ever-shortening time to strike a deal.

A Number 10 spokesperson said Johnson “reiterated that he would not request an extension” and would take the UK out of the EU on October 31.

While a spokesperson for the Commission leader said: “President Juncker underlined the Commission’s continued willingness and openness to examine whether such proposals meet the objectives of the backstop.

“Such proposals have not yet been made.”

The Latest: Opposition leader calls for Johnson to resign .
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the legal challenge to British Prime Minister (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has told his party conference that Prime Minister Boris Johnson should resign "and become the shortest serving prime minister there's ever been." He said Tuesday that Johnson's illegal suspension of Parliament shows his "contempt" for democracy and the rule of law. "I invite Boris Johnson, in the historic words, to consider his position," Corbyn told the party faithful.___11:05 a.m.

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